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Obama Ads Shoot the Messenger

The Obama campaign's new ad, unveiled Monday, is notable for its defensive crouch on energy prices. But it also takes aim at another prominent target: spending by conservative outside groups.

The president's re-election effort, along with a Super PAC working on his behalf, framed its ad as a direct response to an over-the-air missive from the American Energy Alliance. But Obama's team didn't just rebut the message, they went after the messengers. 

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